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New Catch the Ace program will support Halton Hills service clubs

Organizers are hopeful the progressive jackpot will grow quickly with support from local residents
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A group of Halton Hills service clubs have teamed up to launch a new fundraising initiative that will benefit local residents in more ways than one.

The Georgetown Lions, Kinsmen, Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs, along with the Halton Hills Optimists recently started Catch the Ace Halton - a progressive lottery that will help raise funds for local programs while also giving participants a chance to win money for themselves.

“The theory of the progressive jackpot is that anything not won this week rolls over into the next week, and so on,” explained Georgetown Lions Club president Pete Wanner.

The local Catch the Ace initiative is operating exclusively online through a website that launched last month. Every Friday at 5 p.m., ticket sales stop and a winner is drawn. This person takes home the weekly prize and possibly more, depending on the card they selected from the electronic deck.

“If it’s the ace of spades, they win not only the weekly draw, but the progressive draw as well,” said Wanner.

Half of the proceeds will be used to benefit programs through the local service clubs.

For example, the Lions Club operates the Santa Claus Parade and Citizen of the Year program, in addition to supporting community organizations like Food4Kids, the Georgetown Hospital Foundation, and many more.

This is the second undertaking that has brought all of the service clubs together, noted Wanner, with Head for the Hills craft beer festival being the first.

“We think that Catch the Ace is going to draw us together a little more,” he said.

“Each of our service clubs and their dedicated members work tirelessly to offer different programs, projects, and initiatives that help and support our community. The Catch the Ace Halton program will give all of us the opportunity to continue to build it together.”

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Melanie Hennessey serves as the editor for HaltonHillsToday. She has lived in Halton Hills for almost two decades and has spent the past several years covering the community as a journalist.
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